For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Fairmile Motor Launch - Q055

ML Q055

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Laid down: 24 Mar 1941

Launched: 20 Oct 1941

Delivered to the RCN: 06 Nov 1941 

Removed from service: 12 Jun 1945

Fate Sold in 1945. Final disposition unknown

 

Q055 was delivered to the RCN on 06 Nov 1941. While she flew the White Ensign, she was not commissioned into the RCN but instead was listed as a tender to HMCS Sambro, the depot ship for escorts (tenders were not commissioned vessels). In Jan 1944 and Apr 1945, Q055 was listed as part of the 71st ML Flotilla.  She was was sold in 1945.

 

Commanding Officers

Sub/Lt C.T.W. Hyslop, RCNVR - 29 Oct 1941 - ?? Dec 1941

Lt Frederick Neil Greener, RCNVR - 19 Apr 1942 - 11 Dec 1942

Lt Frederick Neil Greener, RCNVR - 07 Jan 1943 - unk

Lt Frederick Neil Greener, RCNVR - 29 Mar 1943 - 14 Jan 1944

Lt Ronald Wurtele Rankin, RCNVR - 29 Mar 19 43 - 14 Jan 19 44

A/Lt John Ernest White, RCNVR - 15 Jan 1944 - 14 Sep 1944

Lt A. Budge, RCNVR - 15 Sep 1944 - Unk

Lt Robert George Spence, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1945 - 12 Jun 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Former Crew Members

Allan, Richard John Murray, Slt, RCNVR - 08 Jul 1943

 

Anderson, Edwin Utley, Slt, RCNVR - 29 Mar 1943

Gratton, Joseph John Rene, Slt, RCNVR - 17 Feb 1944

 

Rankin, Ronald Wurtele, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Jun 1942

Smith, John McSwain, Slt, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1945

 

Photos and Documents

 

HOME PAGE     SHIP INDEX      CONTACT